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Chimichurri Shrimp with Rice and Tzatziki

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3 servings 1x


Saucy, punchy, and delightful Chimichurri Shrimp! Served with a tomato salad, a pile of hot steamy rice, and a dollop of creamy tzatziki.


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Chimichurri Sauce

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup parsley
  • 1 small chile (I use fresno chiles)
  • 34 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Shrimp and Extras

  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp, raw
  • 1/2 cup tzatziki, for serving
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved, for serving
  • bread or rice for serving


  1. Chimichurri: Blitz up your sauce in a food processor. It will be somewhat emulsified and it will settle a bit as it rests. If you don’t have a food processor, finely chop everything and mix together in a bowl. Divide the sauce into three bowls: one bowl for tossing with the shrimp, one bowl for brushing while cooking, and one bowl for brushing at the table.
  2. Get That Flavor on Your Shrimp: Thaw shrimp (if frozen) and remove shells and tails (if necessary or desired). Pat dry with paper towels. Toss the shrimp with one third of the chimichurri. 
  3. Grill the Skewers: Thread the saucy shrimp onto soaked wood skewers. Transfer to a grill pan, grill, or standard sauté pan over medium high heat. Add the shrimp and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, depending on the size of your shrimp. Brush with additional sauce as you cook. Cook until no longer translucent, or until 145 degrees. 
  4. Serving: I like to toss some cherry tomatoes with a spoonful of my reserved chimichurri and then plate it all up: rice, tomatoes, shrimp, and a little side dish of tzatziki just for something extra to dip and dunk.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: Argentinian-Inspired

Keywords: chimichurri, chimichurri shrimp, rice bowl, tomato salad, easy dinner, quick and easy